Lex Vitae displays 'Cemetery of the Innocents'

Lex Vitae, a pro-life student organization at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, will display 100 crosses this week on the university's front lawn on the Minneapolis campus to commemorate the deaths of millions of unborn children by abortion since 1973 with the passing of Roe vs. Wade.

The display will run through  Friday, April 16 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

This memorial display, titled "Cemetery of the Innocents," with its rows of crosses is designed to raise awareness of the 1.2 million abortions performed each year and the impact of abortion on women and men. The event also coincides with Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proclamation of April as "Abortion Recovery Awareness Month" in Minnesota.

Lex Vitae is a student-run organization that aims to protect the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Lex Vitae has worked on pro-life cases, attended the March for Life, and encourages direct action.

Questions and comments can be directed to members of Lex Vitae. Crosses are provided by Pro-Life Action Ministries. The Minneapolis campus is located at 1000 LaSalle Ave.